San Francisco Theater

Calendar of San Francisco Shows for 2014

San Francisco theater has hundreds of shows every year. With more than a dozen theaters in San Francisco, you will find a wide variety of shows from dramas to comedies.

You can choose to see a performance at one of the larger theaters such as the Orpheum with popular shows such as Mamma Mia, Once and Peter and Pippin. You can also catch a show in a smaller, more intimate theater such as The SF Playhouse in Union Square.

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Below you will find a schedule of shows so far for 2014. Each show has a quick overview including the theater, dates, times and how you can find tickets.

2014 Theater Calendar by Month
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

San Francisco Theater: April 2014

Mama Mia!

mama miaGet ready to sing along to classic ABBA songs in Mama Mia! This high energy musical is set on a beautiful Greek Island. It tells the story of a young woman about to get married as she searches to find her true father. She invites all three of her mother's ex-lovers to attend the wedding without her mother knowing. As she interacts with each one, she struggles to determine which one is her true father.

Dates: March 28 - April 6

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Venus in Fur

venus sfThis Broadway hit tells the story of a young actress that auditions for a role in a classic novel about sexual domination. Her encounter with her demanding playwright/director turns into a playful, yet erotic game of cat and mouse.

Dates: March 19 - April 13

Location: American Conservatory Theater at 415 Geary Street

Tickets: Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


The Suit

the suitThe Suit is a bittersweet story of a husband that catches his wife in the arms of her lover. As the lover flees, he forgets his suit. To reminder her of her infidelity, the husband makes his wife 'treat the suit as an honored guest" and take it with her everywhere she goes.

Dates: April 23 - May 18

Location: American Conservatory Theater at 415 Geary Street


Bauer

bauer sf playhouseThe intriguing story of Rudolf Bauer, an artist imprisoned by the Nazis. During the time, he sketched on scraps. He also had a fiery love affair with the Guggenheim curator that lasted most of his life. Find out more about his struggles and what lead to his decision to stop painting.

Dates: March 22 - April 19

Location: San Francisco Playhouse at 450 Post Street

Tickets: Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Beach Blanket Babylon

beach blanketJoin the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon for a crazy and zany evening of song, dance and pop culture comedy. Every night in North Beach, you get the chance to catch a performance of this long running musical comedy.

All shows are 21+ unless noted.

Learn More: Beach Blanket FAQs and Ticketing Details


Foodies, The Musical

foodies theaterThis funny musical is the perfect night out for anyone that loves food! Laugh along to the mix of songs and sketches about eating habits, trendy restaurants, food trucks and more.

Dates: Most Friday and Saturday nights

Location: The Shelton Theater at 533 Sutter Street

Tickets: On Sale for Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Other SF Activities in April

cherry blossoms grace cathedral sf ballet
2014 SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Easter
Weekend in SF
All April 2014
Events

San Francisco Theater: May 2014

The Suit

the suitThe Suit is a bittersweet story of a husband that catches his wife in the arms of her lover. As the lover flees, he forgets his suit. To reminder her of her infidelity, the husband makes his wife 'treat the suit as an honored guest" and take it with her everywhere she goes.

Dates: April 23 - May 18

Location: American Conservatory Theater at 415 Geary Street


Seminar

seminar sfFollow the story of four writers that pay $500 a week to take a private writing class with a legendary teacher by the name of Leonard. It turns into a vicious, yet funny experience that thrives on topics about power, sex and art.

Dates: May 3 - June 14

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


Other SF Activities in May

carnaval bay to breakers chinatown shopping
Memorial Day
Weekend in SF
Bay to Breakers
Fun Run
All May 2014
Events in SF

San Francisco Theater: June 2014

Once

once logoAn original Broadway performance, Once features a talented ensemble of actors and musicians who play their own instruments on stage. This award winning musical tells the story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his musical dreams when a beautiful woman takes interest in his love songs. Their bond grows as his music becomes more powerful - leading them into one of the most complex and deep romances ever on stage.

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Dates: June 17 - July 13

Location: Curran Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


The Orphan of Zhao

orphan zhaoThis reinvention of a classic Chinese legend is an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge. The story starts after a violent coup which leads to a young man finding out the truth abut his origins. This powerful show is often described as the Chinese Hamlet and has inspired numerous operas, plays and movies.

Dates: June 4 - 29

Location: American Conservatory Theater at 415 Geary Street


Seminar

seminar sfFollow the story of four writers that pay $500 a week to take a private writing class with a legendary teacher by the name of Leonard. It turns into a vicious, yet funny experience that thrives on topics about power, sex and art.

Dates: May 3 - June 14

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


Into the Woods

into the woodsA beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It tells the story of a group of folktale figures as they find their way "Into the Woods" and then try to find their way out again.

Dates: June 24 - September 6

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


Other SF Activities in June

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Father's Day
Events in 2014
SF Street
Fairs & Festivals
All June
Events in 2014

San Francisco Theater: July 2014

Once

once logoAn original Broadway performance, Once features a talented ensemble of actors and musicians who play their own instruments on stage. This award winning musical tells the story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his musical dreams when a beautiful woman takes interest in his love songs. Their bond grows as his music becomes more powerful - leading them into one of the most complex and deep romances ever on stage.

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Dates: June 17 - July 13

Location: Curran Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Matilda

matildaThis Tony Award winning musical tells about a young girl, Matilda, with big dreams abouta more fulfilling and interesting life. Will she takes the chance she needs to stand up and change her life forever?

Dates: July 15 - August 15

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Into the Woods

into the woodsA beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It tells the story of a group of folktale figures as they find their way "Into the Woods" and then try to find their way out again.

Dates: June 24 - September 6

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


San Francisco Theater: August 2014

Motown: The Musical

motown the musicalThe true story of Motown's founder Berry Gordy. Follow his life from being a featherweight boxer to a musical legend. Motown broke the rules and shaped the lives of many. Now you can see the full story on stage!

Dates: August 15 - September 28

Venue: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Into the Woods

into the woodsA beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It tells the story of a group of folktale figures as they find their way "Into the Woods" and then try to find their way out again.

Dates: June 24 - September 6

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


San Francisco Theater: September 2014

Motown: The Musical

motown the musicalThe true story of Motown's founder Berry Gordy. Follow his life from being a featherweight boxer to a musical legend. Motown broke the rules and shaped the lives of many. Now you can see the full story on stage!

Dates: August 15 - September 28

Venue: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Pippin

pippin sfThis winner of four Tony awards tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning of life. Does he want a simple, yet happy life or will he risk it all for a single moment of everlasting glory?

Run Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Dates: September 23 - October 19, 2014

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Into the Woods

into the woodsA beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It tells the story of a group of folktale figures as they find their way "Into the Woods" and then try to find their way out again.

Dates: June 24 - September 6

Location: The SF Playhouse at 450 Post Street


San Francisco Theater: October 2014

Pippin

pippin sfThis winner of four Tony awards tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning of life. Does he want a simple, yet happy life or will he risk it all for a single moment of everlasting glory?

Run Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Dates: September 23 - October 19, 2014

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


San Francisco Theater: November 2014

No theater performances scheduled yet for this month. Check back for updates!


San Francisco Theater: December 2014

Kinky Boots

kinky bootsThe story of a struggling shoe factory owner that turns his business around with the help of a fantastic entertainer in stilettos, Lola. Watch as these odd pair teaches each other that life has more to offer when you believe in yourself.

Dates: December 2 - 28

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now

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